Christmas not complete without film of a burning Yule log playing on your TV? The annual holiday tradition is back this year, but with a few modern variations.
The annual Yule log film began in 1966 when New York station WPIX first aired a three-hour film of logs burning in a fireplace on
While the traditional "Yule Log" will indeed air on WGN from midnight to 4 a.m. PST on Christmas Day, there are several new options for the burning log that generates no warmth.
The kid-centric Hub Network is planning to air "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Yule Log," an animated yule log in a fireplace from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. PST, featuring cameo appearances from various Hub Network animated stars, including Princess Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy. Fans can also access the animated epic via computers and smartphones through Hub's YouTube channel.
Time Warner Cable is offering customers the Yule log for free on demand in SD, HD and even 3D. Additionally, Time Warner Cable is offering two additional screen fillers, "Winter Green," showing a snowy forest, and "Snowman," featuring Frosty toughing out a winter storm.
Locally, KCAL-TV Channel 9 will air the "Yule Log" at midnight PST on Christmas Eve and again at 6 a.m. PST. KTLA-TV Channel 5 will also air the log beginning at 4 a.m. PST.
Meanwhile, the "Yule Log's" original home will show the burning log from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST on Christmas, but will also stream it on its website, PIX11.com from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST on Christmas Eve and from 6 a.m. to noon PST and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day.